THE MEVAGISSEY SHANTY FESTIVAL 2023 TAKES PLACE IN THE HEART OF THE PRETTY CORNISH SOUTH COAST VILLAGE BETWEEN FRIDAY 13 AND SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER 2023. EXPECT A PLETHORA OF FOLK AND SHANTY GROUPS...
Blow us men down! For such a relatively small but gorgeously idyllic village, Mevagissey doesn’t half pack in the singers and groups for this annual festival. The 2023 Mevagissey Shanty Festival in Cornwall is playing host to more than 60 singing groups and more than 450 performers across multiple venues in the village. Roll out the barrel… we’ll be there by sunset!
The festival takes place between Friday 13 and Sunday 15 October 2023. The event, sponsored by Redruth‘s Keltek Brewery, should offer more than 140 hours of entertainment as the best shanty groups and singers descend on the village for another year of harmonious fun.
Some of the names performing at this year’s fest include Brixham-based Missin’ Tackle from Devon and the fantastic Bryher’s Boys from West Cornwall. For the full rundown of times, groups and venues, do head to the official website by clicking our ‘website’ link above.
At its 2022 edition, there were 412 singers in 46 groups who performed. Expect the Mevagissey Shanty Festival 2023 to be even bigger and even better. And going by the amount of acts on the bill, it will be bigger and better.
In fact, expect an absolute bucketload of venues to stage the glorious shanty and folk acts just as they did at the 2022 edition. Venues included The Jubilee Hall and Mevagissey Museum, as well as pubs like The Ship Inn, The Fountain Inn, the Cellar Bar and the Harbour Tavern. Do check out the official website for the 2023 venues.
There was also a ‘Jetty Stage’ at the village’s seafront in 2022 and other nearby pubs like The Rising Sun Inn in Portmellon, The Llawnroc Hotel in Gorran Haven, The Crown Inn in St Ewe and the Into The Woods bar and restaurant in Pentewan also hosted shanty acts over the weekend. Again, check out the official website for the exact venues, gigs and times in 2023.
The whole Meva Shanty Fest 2023 is expected to cause quite the buzz in the village due to the wealth of talent on display. Click on the official website link to go to the official site, where the details are printed in full as they are revealed so you can choose whatever gig at whatever venue you prefer. And then enjoy one of the best Cornwall sea shanty festivals 2023 in one of the most beautiful seaside villages that the Duchy has to offer. We will sing a song to all of that!